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Tuesday, November 5 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hacking for Good: How libraries can ‘hack’ their systems and organizations to align with future outcomes and solve the problems that truly matter.

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The library is a special space on any campus. And libraries are in a unique position to serve as ideal grounds for testing out new ideas - whether improvements to internal library systems or to library services and the communities they serve. It isn’t always easy to get the time and space to make the best use of the library for exploration or ‘hacking’. Whether it’s time, or politics or just having the tools and knowledge to create your own lab or hacking center in the library, these challenges can hold you back.

This pre-conference session aims to unblock you, to enable and support your hacking. Three hours will fly by as you have hands-on fun learning from master hackers and innovators, the skills and techniques for clarifying outcomes, designing changes, testing them, getting early feedback, and most importantly, learning how to engage others to invest in your solutions.

Learning outcomes include;
- getting buy-in for your 'against-the-grain' ideas
- exploring the power of partnerships
- finding uncommon solutions to common problems
- leveraging design thinking and systems thinking
- creating a discovery project plan (step-by-step)
- expanding return-on-investment (ROI) metrics into impact metrics

All attendees will come in with an 'ambition' (some area they want to explore for change) and they will leave ready to start tackling their ambition like a true creative hacker. Plus, you get some takeaway handouts and tools that will help you back at the office.

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Caroline Muglia

Co-Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
Caroline Muglia is the Co-Associate Dean for Collections at University of Southern California (USC). In this capacity, she also manages collection assessment and resource sharing initiatives at the Libraries.

Geoff Timms

Librarian for Marine Resources, College of Charleston
Professional interests are information literacy of graduate students and the creation of web applications to enhance user experience of libraries and improve internal process efficiency. As Librarian for Marine Resources, I feel obliged to fish regularly.
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Alex Humphreys

Director, JSTOR Labs
Alex Humphreys (twitter: @abhumphreys) is Director, JSTOR Labs at ITHAKA. The JSTOR Labs team works with partner publishers, libraries and scholars to create experimental tools for research and teaching. Alex has twenty years of experience creating digital tools, products and businesses... Read More →
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Heather Staines

Director Business Development, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for MIT Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood... Read More →
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Curtis Michelson

Founder and Principal, Minds Alert, LLC
Organizational Strategy and Design

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm